We are pleased to invite you to participate in PROHITECH´17, the 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions, which will take place at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, July 12-15, 2017. The previous conferences were held in Rome, Italy, in 2009 and Antalya, Turkey, in 2014, both with the organization of the University of Naples, which has inaugurated the conference series at the conclusion of the European project "Protection of historical buildings by reversible mixed technologies (2004-2008).
As in the previous editions, this conference offers an important platform to researchers, engineers, architects and other specialists to present and discuss a wide variety of topics related to the protection of historical constructions. The topics range from structural and earthquake engineering, intervention strategies, materials and technologies, architecture and urban planning, represented by a showcase of diversified case studies covering different construction materials. A novel set of subtopics will also be addressed, such as sustainability, energy efficiency, re-use and adaptation to climate changes.
The conference will be held in Lisbon, a historic city and one of the oldest in Europe dating back to the pre-Roman period. The city is marked by a distinctive geographical setting with a multitude of hills descending to the river Tagus delta, close to the Atlantic Ocean, providing for spectacular views of the buildings and waterfront areas. The districts of Lisbon faithfully reflect the different expansion periods of the city, serving as a display of the evolution of the architectural and constructive characteristics over the ages. Close to Lisbon there are different and interesting areas, ranging from the unique Romantic village of Sintra to the cosmopolitan coastal areas of Estoril and Cascais and long stretches of sandy beaches of Costa da Caparica.
The combination of the unique settlement of Lisbon and the PROHITECH´17 conference is bound to provide a multitude of opportunities to network to the most advanced research centres and individuals related to the protection of historic constructions.
We look forward to welcoming you in Lisbon!